Native American Sassy Frassy Tea

Colleen Sowa


This is a Native American Recipe taught to my great grandparents.

Sassafras tea tastes like weak flavored root beer.

Harvest, wash and dry out the roots of the red sassafras. This should be done in the spring
before the sap starts to rise.

Store once it is very dry

You can purchase dried sassafrass root at Food Co Ops and Natural Food Stores.

It will resemble wood chips.


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2 cups
5 Min
10 Min


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4-6 stick
red sassafras root
2 c
2 Tbsp

How to Make Native American Sassy Frassy Tea


  • 1Put the red sassafras root pieces into a sauce pan and add water. Bring to a boil for about 5 minutes (longer or shorter boiling time depending how strong you like it)
  • 2Pour into two cups through a strainer. Add honey to sweeten if desired.
  • 3This can be served hot or cold and tastes like a mild root beer.

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